Possible Landscapes @ Art Yourself Gallery
Possible Landscapes is the exhibition of May, part of the 11172014 project at Art Yourself Gallery, and it is dedicated to the contemporary landscape, real or unreal, possible or invented, as personal vision or positioned in the space of imaginary geographies.
The artists explore how we can see things differently, how we can exist in imaginary spaces and what happens to our memory in a world which each of us perceives in his own unique way.
“My idea of a journey is rather inner… trying to understand better where you live, exploring deeper feelings already familiar. I always thought that knowing something by heart owns deeper meanings than opportunities to see new places, no matter how wonderful and exciting it would be.” (Lucian Freud)
The exhibition can be visited until May 31st, 2014.
Aitch, Felix Aftene, Gabriel Caloian, Codruţa Cernea, Mihail Cosuleţu, Cristian Crisbăşan,Suzana Dan, Amalia Dulhan, Andreea Floreanu, Cornel Lazia, Ileana & Cătălin Oancea,Dragoş Pătraşcu, Tudor Pătraşcu, Radu Rodideal, Adrian Sandu, Bogdan Teodorescu, Ioana Ursa.
© Aitch – Landscapes / “The Earth is made of petrified giants”
Bogdan Teodorescu – Perpetual Landcape
Gabriel Caloian – Untitled / “On the sky two galaxies/ Purple when they meet/ As curious pupils / Explored by children/ I waited for you not to come/ You, who are without bones/ On the sky two galaxies”.
Suzana Dan – The end of the world like I’ve dreamed it
Radu Rodideal – Inner Journey to Far Away Places / “… flawless landscapes are only found within.”
Ioana Ursa – Vedere cu bucăți de albastru (View with blue pieces) / “smashing blue”
Amalia Dulhan – Waiting for love / “All landscapes become memories and all memories belong to a reality of altered meanings and reinterpretations. The moment really shines only for a fraction of second, then it begins to gradually degrade in metaphors, and this process can sometimes last for a personal eternity”.
Dragoș Pătrașcu – Oferte de destin (Offers of Destiny) / “Poetry is when you bring together two words. For the first time.”
Cornel Lazia – Timescape / “A view of an expanse of time.”
Ileana Oancea – Grădina mea (My Garden) / “I transposed in paper the landscape of my garden.”
Cristian Crisbășan – Astonishing Panorama of the End Time / Models: Corina & Oana Maria / “We’re running to the edge of the world,/ Running, running away…/ We’re running to the edge of the world,/ but I don’t know if the world will end today.” (Marilyn Manson – Running To The Edge Of The world, High End Of Low, 2009)
Codruța Cernea – Vedere spre piscină (Pool Landscape)
Tudor Pătrașcu – Untitled
Adrian Sandu – Possible Landscape / “Even when I do not look, I see. I remember places and atmospheres, but mostly silhouettes of constructions. Old constructions that managed to keep behind the crust of walls, the internal structure, along with the amalgam of lived nostalgia”.
Mihail Coșulețu – Cell Block
Felix Aftene – Soarele (The Sun) / “I am exhibiting a work created in the 90s, from the signs cycle, one of the works in which I experienced the visual poem, the message dictated by the symbolics of shape and color.”
Andreea Floreanu – Overbuilding (detail) / “The work focuses on the image of urban agglomeration, which continuously evolves. I chose these dimensions to highlight the overcrowding and narrow space provided by a chamber in a urban area.”
Photos & translation: The re:art / View catalog.